Lauren Berger

Meteor

Fragments of the celestial body may have hit the ground

Photo: Publicity/Brazilian Meteor Monitoring Network - Meteor hits Triângulo Mineiro and Alto Parnaíba
Photo: Publicity/Brazilian Meteor Monitoring Network – Meteor hits Triângulo Mineiro and Alto Parnaíba

A meteor entering the atmosphere was seen by residents of Triângulo Mineiro and Alto Parnaíba. The phenomenon would have happened on the night of last Friday (14). The studies, which seek to analyze the exact location of the fall, have already begun. Thus, through social networks, the population told how it would have happened.

The meteor surprised everyone in the region. With this, residents of Nova Pontes, Patos de Minas, Pedrinópolis, Perdizes, Santa Juliana and Uberlândia reported what happened on social media. In this way, according to some testimonies, a trail of light would have been left in the sky, which was followed by a loud bang.

According to the coordinator of the Patos de Minas Astronomy Observatory, Gilberto Dumont, stations in other states had already registered the entrance of the meteor. The person in charge spoke with the G1. Thus, the hypothesis that some fragment had reached the ground began to be studied by the organ. Professionals from the Brazilian Meteor Network (Bramon) – Brazilian Meteor Observation Network gather the images and are seeking to trace the possible region of the fall.

This is not the first time the phenomenon has been recorded. In May 2020, residents of cities in Alto Parnaíba also saw a glow from the sky. At the time, the brightest spot was near the city of Tiros. The crash caused tremors in doors, windows and roofs. In August of last year, a phenomenon considered as a meteor outbreak was recorded by the observatory installed in Patos de Minas.

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